Boston Harbor Islands Camping Trip

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Saturday, August 26 -
Sunday, August 27, 2023
Boston Harbor Islands
Hull, Massachusetts

Event Description

Troop 54 returns to the Boston Harbor Islands; our last trip there was in August 2019. We will take a ferry operated by Boston Harbor City Cruises from Hingham Shipyard in Hingham to Peddocks Island in Hull (in Boston Harbor). We will camp at the campground on the island for one night. This park system is still suffering the effects of having been shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, so ferry service is very limited, and camping is available on only one island this year.

Trip planning meeting - Participants should attend this meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 7:00-8:30 PM.

This trip is open to Scouts BSA members and Webelos/Arrow of Light Scouts with their leaders. We are limited to a total of 12 participants on this trip due to ferry capacity limitations. Registration will be first come first served.

Fresh water and flush toilets are available on this island.


  • Permission Slip - Each participating Scout must submit this to the Scoutmaster by July 25.
  • Event registration fee - pay by July 25 (includes food for youth only):
       Youth Age 3-11 - $45 (online payment)
       Youth Age 12 and up - $51 (online payment)
       Adult - $31 (online payment)
  • Annual Health and Medical Record - Each participant must have submitted this record within the previous year and no later than July 25. This trip requires only Parts A and B, including copy of insurance card (both sides). A medical exam is not required.
  • CORI - Adults staying overnight must have submitted a CORI to Troop 54 within the last year. If you need this, please submit it to the Scoutmaster by July 25.
  • Youth Protection Training - Adults staying overnight must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training within the prior two years. If you need this, submit your training certificate to the Scoutmaster by July 25.


Pack as though we are backpacking. The only thing we will bring other than our backpacks is a wagon with large water containers.

Use our Backwoods Camping List to ensure you pack the needed items and see our Personal Camping Gear page for descriptions of most of the items needed and for how to use the checklist. You will pack your stuff in either an external frame or internal frame backpack (the big kind). Specific items to bring:

  • Water bottles (2)
  • Full uniform (as for just about any event) - wear this.
  • Food - Each patrol should plan to provide 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner. Participants bring your own drinks and food for snacks.



  • Meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 8:30 AM Saturday for departure by 9:00 AM.
  • Travel to the terminal is approximately 1 hr 30 minutes. We have to go to the park office, get parking passes and take those to our cars.
  • Depart Hingham on the 10:30 AM ferry. (Hingham to Peddocks).
  • Arrive at Peddocks Island at 11:05 AM.


  • Depart Peddocks Island on the 12:45 PM ferry.
  • Arrive at Hingham at 1:20 PM.
  • Estimated return to the church is 3:00 PM Sunday.


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J. Froimson

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